The Department of Public Administration was established as a separate department in the year 1991-92. It has made considerable progress and has got the distinction of being first independent department in Maharashtra. The department has succeeded in guiding at least 45 bright candidates to obtain Ph.D. degree; and over 120 students for M. Phil.
The Department is credited with organizing seminars/conferences and refresher courses. The National level seminar on “Dynamics of Good Governance: Vision - 2020” (2011), & “Agricultural Crisis and Governance in India: Issues and Concerns” as well as International Conference on “Globalization and Public Administration: Pros & Cons”. These are the success of departmental activities and efforts towards the subject development.